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to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, a senior obama administration official says the u.s. is considering ending its spying on friendly heads of state. it's part of a fallout following revelations that the u.s. has spied on german chancellor angela merkel and 34 other foreign leaders. president obama said he was unaware of high level ungz dral eavesdropping but the los angeles times reports that the state department signed off on the process and a key part that is calling for total review of u.s. intelligence programs. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. there is no final decision yet from the white house about ending these spying programs. the white house may be waiting to see what happens here in congress. and more lawmakers are now calling for changes including the head of the senate intelligence committee. senate intelligence chairwoman dianne feinstein expressed outrage that the u.s. spied on allies including german chancellor angela merkel. she issued a statement monday saying i am totally opposed. the white house said it's reviewing
the obama administration to act fast and push the enrollment for obamacare back. >> reporter: with the white house working on website repairs, members of both parties are talking about delays in implementing parts of the affordable health care act. a supporter of the law is leading an effort to allow the march 31st enrollment for the deadline to slide. >> the roll out has been a disaster. i'm proposing we extend when people can enroll. >> reporter: extending the enrollment period would give consumers valuable time to choose a plan that's best for them. republicans have similar ideas. >> it's harder and harder for them to justify why they wouldn't delay the individual mandate as well. i think you'll see them responding to the failure of this policy. >> reporter: today as the first family headed for sunday services, the president declined to comment. >> come on, guys, we're going to church. >> reporter: his administration is moving ahead. they believe if they can get the website working by the end of november, calls to delay will die down. there are even more problems over the weekend for the
on that site. >>> for the first time congress is getting the chance to grill a member of the obama administration about the troubled health care web site. here is danielle nottingham reporting for wjz. >> reporter: maryland heads medicare and medicaid services, the agency in charge of the troubled health care.gov web site. lawmakers were quick to offer opinions of her performance. >> you and your staff made repeated claims to the american public and congress that everything would be ready on time, everybody was a go. none of that proved to be true. >> reporter: she is a former nurse and hospital administrator said the site will be fixed. >> when the site went live few customers could create an account. now over 90% can. >> reporter: lawmakers want to know why it was broken in the first place. >> can he -- we can't solve a problem until we realize the full extent of the problem. >> reporter: many republicans and democrats are pushing president obama to delay parts of the plan. the president is taking heat for this promise. >> if you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep
>> pelley: good evening, for 31 days now, the obama administration has been telling us americans by the millions are visiting the the new health insurance web site despite all of its problems, but no one in the administration has been willing to tell us how many policy vbz purchased, and this may be the reason. cbs news has learned enrollments got off to an incredibly slow start. sharyl attkisson atained documents that haven't been seen by the public until now. early early enrollment figures are contained in notes from twice a day war room meetings from medicare and medicaid services after the web site failed on october 1. they were turned over in response to a document request from the house oversight commit pep the web site launched on tuesday. publicly, the government said there were 4.7 million unique visits in the first 24 hours. but at a meeting wednesday morning, the war room notes say 6 enrollments very occurred so far. they were with blue cross blue shield of north carol, caresource, and health care service corporation. by wednesday afternoons enrollments were up to appr
to make sure it gets fixed asap. >> damage control while the obama administration apologizes for the botched rollout of the president's health care law. there are new security concerns about the government's faulty website. >> amazon would never do this. proflowers would never do this. kayak would never do this. >>> and a hero behind the wheel. a bus driver talks a woman from jumping off the bridge. >> it was meant to be. i was supposed to be there for her at that moment, and i was. captioning funded by cbs her at that moment, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 31st, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, it took nearly a century, but it's a celebration worth waiting for. the red sox beat the st. louis cardinals in game six to win the world series, and the victory is even sweeter because the team did it at home and just six months after the marathon bombing. of course, no celebration would be complete without some rowdy fans trying to push over cars. at least nine people have been arrested. adriana diaz was on the field just
as congress grills the obama administration over its failed website. >> the tough questions on capitol hill and the growing confusion in maryland. >>> hello, everyone, i'm dick carter. >> and i'm denise koch. >> many marylanders are still trying to sign up on the obamacare website. meghan mccorkell has more from the intense hearing on capitol hill. >> reporter: that problem-plagued website has sparked lots of controversy on capitol hill. >> we're barely four weeks into this one, and we're already declaring it dead. >> why should the american people believe you now? >> reporter: rapid-fire questions for the head of the health care website for what's being called a disastrous rollout. >> this health care gov site is fixable. >> reporter: another hit for obama care. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. >> reporter: but cbs news has learned insurance providers are dropping more than two million people because their policies don't meet minimum standards for the new law. >> the website says if you wa
newspaper which says the u.s. listened in on angel a merkel's phone calls since 1992. the obama administration denies it saying news reports claiming otherwise are not true but some members of congress are not skeptical. >> remembers, the nsa works for the president. it's a question of did the president want to hear what angela merkel is saying because through his national security adviser he knew or should have known. >> reporter: others say the white house has to answer to no one. >> i think the president should stop apologizing, stop being defensi defensive. the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives not only the u.s. but france and germany and throughout europe. >> reporter: they say they ended the've dropping after a white house review uncovered the operation this summer but more damaging information could be coming. >> glen gleanwald of the "guardian" says another country is going to learn it was the southbound subject of u.s. surveillance. >> we're waiting word from the "guardian" newspaper to see if there's yet another revelation that could cause damage. anne-ma
to average 39,000 a day to meet the goal of 7 million insured americans by march 1st. the obama administration has acknowledged the problem and pledge today have the problems fixed by the end of the month. the white house says that it expected enrollment to start slowly then pick up significantly as the march 31st deadline approaches. >> small business owner phil signed up and is saving $700 a month but he said it took him days to make it happen. >> i don't know of anyone else who has gotten through. >> the other big issue is that insurance companies are telling up to 3 million americans they will lose their current policies because they do not meet new government standards. >> in many cases the inability of an individual to not keep their coverage is because their insurance company has decided to phase out their plan. >> the white house says most of the canceled policies did not provide adequate coverage. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the white house says it will release official enrollment figures later this month. >>> germany is trying to organiz
. >> contractors say they warned the obama administration about the glitches weeks before the launch. members of congress say they want to know when sabilas first learned of the problems and who did she tell. >> susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> she continue to resist the calls for her to resign. >>> new details are being released about last weekend's double murder/suicide. the police department said 37-year-old christopher robinson did not use his service weapon in that shooting. robinson killed city firefighter andrew hoffman and marie heartman before taking his life. robinson was unable to get over his breaking up with heartman who moved on. >>> this week marks one year since the devastation of super storm sandy. today hundreds of homes are still waiting to rebuilt. many businesses remain closed. some progress is being made. mike schuh is live with more. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. for most of us super storm sandy is just a memory of a wet couple of days. there are many people all along the east coast who are still living it every day. >> a bonfire in sea bright,
to the israeli strike. tennessee's bob corker said the obama administration broke its promise. >> do you feel good with our country is going for the opposition right now? >> there isn't a person on my team who doesn't feel frustrated frustrated by it. >> ford said they were anguished. he argued the u.s. is helping and pointed to a group of ten toyota pickup trucks to the rebels. senator john mccain -- >> trucks truck loads as planeloads and planeloads arrive. we're proud we gave them trucks. >> a human rights group reported thursday that the death toll reach 120,000 people. >> can i say that our efforts to creates a political solution or to contain the civil war are a success? no. >> secretary kerry travels there next week. is h going to try. >> speaking of that what is he saying to our allies about nsa spying? >> well secretary kerry spoke to london audience yesterday via teleconference and said listen surveillance has gone too far and blamed tech knoll igy for being on auto pilot. he said hello and the senator discovered the spying after the attack. kerry, of course, i
we can execute. and execution has been -- one senior member of the obama administration said to me this week, that they were dealing with all of this their real achille's heel throughout. just for exactly the reason that david laid out that we all seen computer systems that roll out badly. always getting microsoft updates to our operating systems and so forth. that would have argued in favor of the obama administration making sure that this system was being test run for six months or a year before it came out. which is what most technology companies will tell you in large, complex piece of software requires. instead they gave this weeks. and that is actually i think where the investigative focus should be, why they tried to go do this so fast and so on the fly. >> in some cases they gave days, companies that were going to be working and needing the systems to tap in to, online insurance, private insurance companies they got the information from the white house two days before the site went live they weren't able to get down the testing that they would have required. yes, this webs
: scott, the obama administration didn't dispute those enrollment numbers reported in government meeting notes. six the first day as you said, just six. 248 by the end of day two. white house spokesman jay carney said they haven't really-- released enrollment fillings because the numbers have to be checked and accurate and he downplayed expectations. >> let me just tell you now, november 1st. we don't expect those numbers to be very high. and we never did. but they're going to be even lower because of the challenges we've had with the web site. >> reporter: angered to learn that figures are compiled daily after being told there weren't any, the republican chair of the house ways and means committee today demanded all enrollment data by 5 p.m. or else that it could be subpoenaed. last word, scott, nothing had been provided. >> pelley: sharyl attkisson in our washington newsroom, thank you. sharyl. so why didn't the president know that his signature program was in such trouble? we'll talk to his former chief of staff. a tiny drug company believes that this pill could go a long way towards
done. the house oversight committee released an obama administration memo that shows four days before the launch the government took an unusual step. it granted itself a waiver to launch the web site with a level of uncertainty deemed as a high security risk. agency head marilyn tavener accepted the risk and mitigation measures like frequent testing and a dedicated security team. but three other officials signed a statement saying "that does not reduce the risk of launching october 1." georgetown law professor lawrence gostin is a big supporter of the affordable care act. he helped congress write the law to meet constitutional standards but he's critical of the launch without proper security. >> nothing can undermine public confidence more than the fear of a security and privacy breach. you could have somebody hack into the system, get your social security number, get your financial information. >> reporter: healthcare.gov exchanges data through a massive hub that includes the i.r.s. and social security administration to verify income and identity and veterans affairs for military per
of the administration about what went wrong. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from capitol hill. >> the obama administration official who oversaw the launch of the government's healthcare exchanges is apologizing for the disastrous website, and promising service will improve. >> the bottom line conclusion is this healthcare.gov website is fixable. >> marilyn tavener says more than 700,000 people have filled out applications online. but the administration won't release enrollment numbers online. >> how will you know how many people will be enrolled? >> we'll have that next november. >>> we've got to 44 votes. 48 votes now. of you trying to dismantle the legislation. you call that cooperation? i don't. >> republicans use the hearing to argue the problems go beyond the website. and that the healthcare law is not as advertised. >> the white house.gov website says if you want to keep the healthcare insurance you want, you can keep it. now they're being told they can't. that's a lot. >> reporter: cbs news is learning that insurance providers are dropping more than 2 million people, and sending them
, on "face the nation." >> the rollout has been a disaster. >> the obama administration has said it will need until the end november to make it work. that's close to two months. >> we have heard many say they want to enroll in health insurance but they can't because of problems with the website. >> reporter: for many, their introduction to the affordable healthcare act has been shocking. they have had new sticker pries for the -- prices for the plan. >> you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. no one will be able to take that away from you. >> reporter: but people across the country are finding out, they're losing their existing insurance plans over obama care. that's because requirements in the law, like prenatal and prescription drug coverage, means their old plans aren't comprehensive enough. in california, kaiser permanente terminated policies for 160,000 people. in florida, at least 300,000 people are losing coverage. >> when i get this bill, i was outraged. >> reporter: that includes 56- year-old diane baret. last month, she received a letter from blue cross, blue shield, informi
in april of 2012. >>> the obama administration is launching a new campaign to promote the affordable care act. the president will hit the road later this week. some lawmakers continue to call for a delay of the controversial program daniel nottingham reports for wjz. >> consumers filling out paper application for insurance coverage were in no better shape than those struggling with the website. >> a congressional oversight committee released note showing all applications go through the website and applicants were directed to feel them out to feel like they were making progress. the white house said it was never the intent to have people think the paper process was faster. >> the point was to relieve the frustration that americans were experiencing. >> three years ago the white house got a warning that there would be problem with the launch of the affordable care act website. david cutler said in a memo that people in charge did not have the expertise to pull it off. >> when you don't have the right system something goes wrong. >> some members of congress are urging the white house to take
with quality coverage. >> the obama administration insists the website will be fully functioning by december. in washington, susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> the chairman said he plans to ask secretary sebelius back in early december to testify about the progress that's been made with healthcare.gov. >>> new details are emerging in the sky spying scandal. they say the tsa nsa listened on the vaticans phone calls. the vatican released a statement saying it's not concerned. several european allies have expressed out rage after reports that the nsa has been spying on leaders for years and years. >>> lawmakers are saying many of the security personnel stations inside the nation's federal buildings outside of washington dc needs crucial training. wjz and mike schuh with live with this story. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. a watchdog group says that federal facilities are poorly protected and now congress is getting involved. >> security at federal facilities across the country is under the microscope in the wake of recent deadly violence. >> our hope is our bill represent
will qualify for subsidies to offset the cost of new plans. susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> the obama administration wants to sign up 7 million people by march the 1st. >>> the days of turning off your electronic devices for take off and landings on an airplane may be over. the federal aviation administration is changing its policy. passengers will be able to go gate to gate using devices. phone calls won't be allowed, neither is surfing the web or sending e-mail unless you're using the plane's wi-fi connection. it's unclear how many airlines will follow this rule in time for the holiday season. >>> a city man dies in police custody and now his family is suing the department. mike schuh is live outside city police head quarters. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. it has been over a year since anthony anderson died. some of his family members witnessed police's attempt to take him into custody and they are say anything a lawsuit they crossed the line. >> read this multimillion dollar lawsuit and it contends that 46-year-old anthony anderson died from police brutality. we sp
the president on the spying in 2010. the obama administration denies it. but some members of congress are skeptical. >> remember the nsa works for the president. so it's a question of did the president want to hear what the chancellor was saying because through his national security advisor he knew or should have known. >> reporter: others say that the white house has to answer to no one. >> the president should stop apologizing. the reality is that the nsa has saved thousands of lives in the united states and france and germany and throughout europe. >> reporter: the nsa ended the eavesdropping after a white house review uncovered the operation this summer. >> and more damaging could be coming. greenwald who first reported that snowden had the documents says that the newspaper will publish new revelations this week. >>> more problems for healthcare.gov this weekend. enrollment went down completely yesterday. the problems have angered many in congress. senator is calling for a one- year delay of the mandate that requires all americans have health insurance by march 31st of next year o
happening on automatic pilot, without obama administration officials knowing. and that, he says, will stop. the nsa is accused of tapping the phones of world leaders. >>> how is the rush hour finally shaping up. let's check in with kristy breslin. >> a lot of trouble along northbound 95. starting with the delays there. we have delays at 32, over to 100. then traffic slows down again through the 895 split, to whitemarsh boulevard. watch for an accident in the harford county area. northbound 95, just past route 24. right now, only one lane is getting by. as far as the beltway goes, and another serious accident on the inner loop at charles street, all lanes are blocked. sat on the west side inner loop, from southwestern boulevard to liberty road, expect at least 25 minutes to get through, with an average speed of 32 miles an hour. as far as your overall travel times go, 83 to 95. 39 miles per hour average. and 15 minutes to get through. let's now take a live look. as you can see, there's a look at the accident scene, northbound 95, just past route 24, as you can see, a lot of congestion going
at the time, but have since been banned by the obama administration. walid bin attash's attorney, cheryl bormann, says she's not allowed to talk about the interrogations because they've been classified. was your client water-boarded? >> cheryl bormann: i can't answer that question. a proposed protective order bans me from telling you anything i know about what happened to my client, beginning from the moment of his capture in 2003 until the moment that he landed in guantanamo bay in 2006. >> stahl: so, if you were to tell me that he was subjected to a specific harsh interrogation technique, you would be breaking a law, you would be...? >> bormann: i would be. >> stahl: ...convicted of something? >> bormann: i would be prosecuted and imprisoned for, i believe, up to 30 years. >> david nevin: this is not a system that is set up to deliver justice. >> stahl: david nevin represents khalid sheikh mohammed-- "ksm"-- known as the architect of 9/11. considering that ksm has admitted to the worst terrorist attack on u.s. soil, you would think the case might be open- and-shut. but part of the prob
different than in terms of president george w. bush. >> the obama administration spied on at least 35 foreign governments according to "the wall street journal". they did not deny the spying. the white house said all spying tactics are under review. some have already been canceled like surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. it has infuriated he and severely damaged u.s. relations. a prominent newspaper said obama had known of the spying since 2010. he was informed personally that year. the administration denied that confrontation took place. the mess in europe is now spilling into some corners of congress. >> they don't believe ever listening to the head of state of an ally is appropriate. i would hope the president is as upset as all of us are in congress. >> reporter: some lawmakers say europe needs to grow up. >> if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they would be applauding and popping champagne corks. it's a good thing. >> reporter: the white house promised merkel the surveillance is over and will never happen again.
for everyone, the best get to call your insurance companies to get information. >>> the obama administration is thinking seriously this morning about ending surveillance programs that eavesdrops from dozens of foreign leaders. the allies are said they're furious the national security agency monitored their phone calls. >> and intelligence sources tell the "los angeles times" that the white house did approve many of those operations. margaret brennan, good morning. >> did morning. they're upset by the volume of information collected by the nsa. they want to know what was done with it. they'll have meetings at the white house and the state department today. a lot of these questions will be one answered. president obama said there should be additional constraints on how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he told cable channel fusion. >> what we've over the past few year their compat capacities continue to develop and expand. that's why i'm issuing a national review to what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean that they should be doing. >> reporter: the president would not
in the obama administration were using to deal with this. they were so afraid that republicans were trying to defund it they created this broke system of trying to work this out and that that created the problem. >> is the sort of overall idea of sinking in that it doesn't work for all of these reasons? >> absolutely. and it's not just that the website, the manifestation, that's not the only problem. the problem is also getting people's eligibility information to them getting information to the insurance companies, and those are structural flaws predicted. >> and the consequences of that? >> people are not signing up which then leads of course if it continues into a month from now if this is still the problem then the consequences are policy consequences that get to the heart of whether this can survive as a piece of policy. >> that's my next question because the president is on the road promoting his health care agenda and everybody agrees this rollout has been a hot mess to put it very bluntly. how big of an effect is it having on the rest of his agenda? >> well,
. >> reporter: we asked the top health care adviser to president obama how it was decided to launch the health care web site when the administration knew it had failed some key early tests? who decided to go ahead with the launch when the site crashed with fewer than 200 people on it and was the president notified that that crash occurred shortly before the october 1 launch? >> there was rigorous testing, but, major, look, there wasn't -- >> reporter: it crashed. and there had to be a decision to say go ahead once that site crashed. >> there wasn't-- it's clear now there wasn't enough testing. and the bottom line is the president of the united states last week went out in front of the american people and said here's what we're going to do to fix it. the good news, is when it's up and running we'll have until march 31 to make sure that people are covered. >> reporter: did the president know? >> we received updates in terms of the progress, and it was all systems go on october 1. >> reporter: white house advisers say consumers angered at having to switch their individual insurance policies after
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